Civic Education

Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism

len Alfred Ajibola - Mon, 06th January, 2020 @ 23:57

Topics in Civic Education

Cooperation in civic education What is Honesty? Who is a Dishonest Person? Consequences of Dishonesty Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults Illiteracy - Causes of Illiteracy Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen What is Civic Responsibility and Who is a Citizen? Reputation: How to build a good reputation Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation: Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community Service and Volunteer Service - Benefits of Community Service Consequences of Cultism and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy Honesty - True Meaning of Honesty explained with its Attributes Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 3rd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 1st Term


Academic Questions in Civic Education

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A legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country is termed _____.

  • A. International pass

  • B. Residential pass

  • C. Nationalization

  • D. Naturalization

  • E. Green card

  • F. Internationalization

A total estimation of a person's character and quality especially by those who know such person is termed _____.

  • A. Identity

  • B. Individual assessment

  • C. Behavior

  • D. Reputation

  • E. Principle

  • F. Cross examination

The following factors will promote cooperation except _____.

  • A. Achievement of a personal goal

  • B. Achievement of a common goal

  • C. Understanding the common goal

  • D. Understanding one another

  • E. Equality

  • F. None of the above options

Which of the following is not a benefit of honesty?

  • A. Respect and admiration is earned from other people

  • B. It makes one eligible for a greater responsibility

  • C. Honestly on oneself can eliminate negative peer pressure

  • D. It fosters a form of emotional, social and spiritual connection

  • E. Honestly leads to social segregation

  • F. Practicing honesty can favor goodwill

The attribute of honesty whereby a person is truthful, open and upright in whatever he or she does is termed _____.

  • A. Transparency

  • B. Contentment

  • C. Loyalty

  • D. Goodness

  • E. Reliability

  • F. Sincerity

Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding community service?

  • A. It is synonymous to volunteer service

  • B. It is defined as a service performed by an individual or group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions without any form of payment

  • C. It can be done in any part of the world

  • D. Schools, churches and NGOs can carry out community service

  • E. Participating in community service can improve one's curriculum vitae

  • F. It may eradicate certain vectors wherever it is done

The following are consequences of cultism except _____.

  • A. Untimely death of members

  • B. They become feared by everyone

  • C. Expulsion of students involved in cultism from secondary and tertiary educational institutions

  • D. A cultist may go mad due to their brutal initiation processes

  • E. Cultists may end up as assassins, hired killers and robbers

  • F. They may end up bringing disgrace to themselves, their loved ones and families

Concerning cultism in Nigeria, the motto of the pyrates and magnificent seven was _____.

  • A. Against all odds

  • B. Against all limitations

  • C. Against all barriers

  • D. Against all enemies

  • E. Against all conventions

  • F. Against all evils

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Characteristics of Cultism:

  1. The members swear a complete allegiance to their leader.
    Please read on Reputation and How to build a Good Reputation here.

  2. They hold their meetings in the secret.
    Please read on the Origin of Cultism in Nigeria here.

  3. They use any available means to get what they want. They have the mentality of “the end justifies the means”.
    Please read on the Attributes and Benefits of Honesty here.

  4. If a member leaves or attempts to leave the group, he or she will be in danger of reprisal attack from their group and other cult groups.
    Please read on the Consequences and Solutions to Cultism here.

  5. The members are manipulated to devote more time towards the group which subsequently leads to the forfeiture of their own personal goals.
    Please read on more on Values here.

  6. The leadership of the cult group may dictate to the members what colour of cloth to wear and where to live.
    Please read on "Who is a Citizen?" here.

  7. The leader of the group is considered a special being and even a messiah by the cult members.
    Please read on the Sovereignty of God here.

  8. Cult members often move in groups in case of any uncertainty. They are also encouraged to live close to each other.
    Please read on the Factors that Promotes positive Cooperation here.

  9. They can be very deceptive, pretentious, appealing and caring in their recruitment process.
    Please read on Reasons why people join Cults here.

  10. They put their survival and material needs first.

  11. They have rival cult groups and may be involved in deadly battles.
    Please read on Conflicts and Causes of Conflicts here.

  12. The cult members are psychologically convinced that the solution to their problems can only be achieved via the cult.
    Please read on the Attributes of God here.

  13. They illegally possess dangerous weapons including firm arms.
    Please read on more on Black Market here.

  14. They use their fire arms for various crimes including armed robbery.
    Please read on the Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations as a Citizen here.

  15. They are nightcrawlers. This means that they are socially active at night.

  16. Some of the personal rights of the members are lost.
    Please read on your Fundamental Human Rights here.

  17. They exhibit crimes like rape, threats, physical attacks and murder.
    Please read on Gender Equality and ways to achieve it here.

  18. They may have connections to some political figures; where they function as political thugs.
    Please read on the Functions of Government here.

Please stay away from cultism because nothing good comes out from it.

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Amazing facts in Civic Education

Canadians are so popular for being incredibly polite. For this reason, the province of Ontario in 2009 passed the 'Apology Act'. The apology act states that:

Saying 'sorry', which can be an expression of sympathy or regret can't legally be considered an admission of guilt or fault


NOTABLE POINTS IN Civic Education

Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal

According to A.W Green

Cooperation is the continuous and common endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished

According to F.E Merrill

Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.

There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft concerning cooperation; and it goes thus:

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates

Read more on cooperation here

Types of Cooperation:

  • Direct cooperation
  • Indirect cooperation
  • Social cooperation
  • Religious cooperation
  • Financial cooperation
  • Community cooperation
  • Occupational cooperation

Please read the details on the types of cooperation here

All human beings are entitled to their rights (human rights); but the truth is, we still have got limitations to some of these rights of ours. Below are 4 limitations:

  1. Soldiers have the right to life but when duty calls, they must be willing to die for their nation if need be.
  2. Although human beings have the right to movement, an insane person may be deprived of this right.
  3. Right to owning a property can be taken away. For instance, if a person is convicted of owning a property through corruption, stealing or another illegal means, such person will be punished in accordance with the law. Their right to those properties will be taken away.
  4. One who uses the right to freedom of speech in bringing about chaos in a democratized society will be penalized by the court of law.

Please on the fundamental human rights here